Star Cruises Signs Long-Term Contract
Long-term Preventive Service agreement will increase reliability and extend equipment life-time through scheduled maintenance procedures. ABB, an automation technology group…
First PSV 3300 for WWS launched
On January 18th, 2013, Damen Shipyards Galaţi (Romenia) has launched the World Diamond, the first of a series of six fully equipped Platform Supply Vessels for Norwegian offshore company World Wide Supply. The PSV 3300 series is part of Damen´s newly designed range of platform suppliers. Like the other five ships, The World Diamond is built and completed in Galati in cooperation with Damen Shipyards Gorinchem (The Netherlands) which provides the design, engineering and main equipment.
Vehviläinen to be Cargotec's New President and CEO
Cargotec's Board of Directors has in its meeting on 27 January, 2013 appointed Mr. Mika Vehviläinen (M.Sc. (Econ.), b. 1961, as Cargotec's new President and CEO. Vehviläinen will start at Cargotec on 1 March 2013. Tapio Hakakari, Cargotec's Vice Chairman of the Board, will continue as the interim President and CEO until 28 February 2013. Mika Vehviläinen is currently the President and CEO of Finnair Plc.
Griffin Americas Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
Griffin Americas, a division of Griffin Global Group, a marine and offshore travel specialist, has announced the appointment of Judy “J.P.” Peplinski as Chief Executive Officer. J.P. will assume this position for all of North and South America operations for Griffin Global Group. This new appointment will take effect on February 4th, 2013. The role has been created following Bob Westendarp's decision…
EPCSA Announces new Chairman and Vice Chairman
The European Port Community Systems Association (EPCSA) is determined to keep its focus on the important issues and maintain close contact with officers and decision-makers in the European Commission, according to the association’s new chairman and vice-chairman. Alan Long, managing director of Felixstowe-based Maritime Cargo Processing (MCP), has been appointed chairman of EPCSA, and Piet Jan ten Thije…
GPA Achieves Strong December Numbers
Double-digit growth in total tonnage, auto/machinery units. The Georgia Ports Authority ended calendar year 2012 with a strong December, marking an 11.7 percent…
CWind Endeavour joins CWind Charter Operation
CWind’s charter fleet is about to grow with the addition of another CTruk 20T workboat. Named CWind Endeavour, during an informal ceremony in CTruk’s home town of Brightlingsea, Essex, this weekend, the new vessel is an innovative evolution of the original design, now using a modular three-section-pod comprising wheelhouse, accommodation pod and porch module. This enhanced design offers even more operational flexibility as well as more options on increasing deck space.
Super Bowl XLVII & Lower Mississippi Maritime Security Ops
In support of Super Bowl XLVII, a team of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies begin maritime safety and security operations on the lower Mississippi River, Monday.
SLSDC Board sworn in by DOT Secretart LaHood
The U.S. Senate confirmed William J. Mielke and Arthur H. Sulzer as members of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board on January 1. William J.
UPDATE: Coast Guard Responding Mississippi Allision / Spill
The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 434 in Vicksburg, Miss., Monday. Tank soundings indicated…
Two PSV Contracts for COSCO China Yard
COSCO Singapore subsidiary COSCO Guandong to construct two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV's). The contract is with a European ship owner for the construction of two…
Subsea Solutions Firm Celebrates Anniversary
Subsea & offshore solutions provider Unique Maritime Group (UMG) subsidiary Unique System celebrates its 20th anniverary. Founded in 1993 with 3 employees, UMG through…
Hybrid Broadband Solution for Nordic, Scandinavian Countries
Ancylus AB & Net1 enter a strategic partnership to offer the Scandinavian & Nordic maritime market a hybrid broadband solution. The new Hybrid broadband solution is tailor-made for the shipping industry operating in the Nordic waters. By offering the Net1’s wireless broadband the vessels can get connected with high speed internet while they are close to the Scandinavian shores (50 – 60 nm) or in the ports, without any roaming issues.
Dryad Maritime Opens New Office
UK's Dryad Maritime, specialists in maritime intelligence, opens a new office in Hastings. Dryad Maritime is a specialist maritime intelligence company helping seafarers to quantify…
Typhon Launch Private Naval Service
Typhon's new service combines a convoy escort with comprehensive intelligence for ships transitting piracy risk areas. This service, described by UK-based Typhon as a naval-grade service to the commercial market, enables ship operators to transit the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean in safety while saving time and money. The company is now opening discussions with potential clients and negotiating long term contracts.
State of Emergency Declared in Suez Canal Zone
Due to political unrest & public demonstrations a State of Emergency & curfew declared in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez. According to GAC, navigation in the Suez Canal is running normally…
Evergreen to Launch GTM Feeder Service
Evergreen Line to launch a new container ship feeder service linking Greece, Turkey & Malta (GTM). In addition to meeting regional transportation requirements, the…
Vietnamese Fisherman Salvage 'Marie Celeste' Ship
Fishermen discover abandoned fully loaded cargo ship, and successfully tow it to their home base. The ship, Hai Dong 27, was discovered abandoned and adrift by fishermen from Hoang Hoa district of Thanh Hoa province, subsequently a dozen fishing boats towed it over 140 nm to the shore of Hoang Truong commune, Hoang Hoa district. Seven fishing boats were involved in the towage operation. Light was cast on the mystery by an earlier report by the Vietnam News Agency that on the night of January 20…
NASSCO to Design TOTE LNG Propulsion Conversion
General Dynamics NASSCO, contract with Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) to design the conversion of two Orca-Class trailerships. The contract is to design the conversion of the company’s two existing Orca Class, diesel-electric trailerships to liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion. This design contract is in addition to the new-construction order that TOTE Shipholdings placed with NASSCO last month for the construction of two new LNG-powered containerships.
Export of US LNG: Company to be Formed
Shell US Gas & Power & Kinder Morgen subsidiary Southern Liquefaction Company to exploit LNG export opportunities. The two companies have announced their intent…